Bootstrap Router (BSR) Mechanism for Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM), January 2008
- File formats:
- PROPOSED STANDARD
- RFC 2362
- RFC 4601
- Updated by:
- RFC 8736, RFC 9436
- N. Bhaskar
- pim (rtg)
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This document specifies the Bootstrap Router (BSR) mechanism for the class of multicast routing protocols in the PIM (Protocol Independent Multicast) family that use the concept of a Rendezvous Point as a means for receivers to discover the sources that send to a particular multicast group. BSR is one way that a multicast router can learn the set of group-to-RP mappings required in order to function. The mechanism is dynamic, largely self-configuring, and robust to router failure. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.